Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 94

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 95

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 96

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 97

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 100

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 101

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 102

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 103

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 104

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php on line 107

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php:94) in /home/famnot/public_html/common.php on line 698

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/famnot/public_html/bbclone/lib/timecalc.php:94) in /home/famnot/public_html/common.php on line 698
Family Notices - Missing Persons - John H DEVERS
Family Notices - totally free online announcements

Home | Recently Added | Create New User | Help| Post New Message | My Account | User Log Out

Anniversaries
Announcements
Birthdays
Births
Congratulations
Deaths
Engagements
In Memoriam
Missing Persons
Weddings



SURNAME SEARCH


Home

Recently Added

Contact us

About us

Terms & Conditions

Register

Login







Follow FamilyNotices on Twitter!
FOLLOW US

Welcome Stranger! You must LOG ON to use the contact facilities

John H DEVERS

Home :: Missing Persons

Sorry, image not available


John H DEVERS


Clare, Ireland


Aged 23

Warning: strtotime() [function.strtotime]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/detail.php on line 404

Warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/detail.php on line 404

Monday, 30th November 1846

The Family Legend of Captain John Devere, hero of the French Cavalry and the true story of John H Devers, bootmaker, musician, deserter from the US Cavalry.

In about 1990, while I was visiting a cousin in England, her daughter told me she had a letter which had been handed down, oldest daughter to oldest daughter for several generations. It was from John H DEVERS, a musician in the US Cavalry, and described his journey in 1870 from London to New York on the SS Bellona and from there to Fort Union in New Mexico. It seems he had left his wife (the letter was addressed to 'Dear wife') and had joined the Temperance Society and the US Cavalry when he arrived in New York. Ten months later he was court martialled and drummed out of the Cavalry for desertion. That is the end of the line except for some possible sightings of a bootmaker of the same name in Colorado Territories. This all happened between April 1870 and March 1871.

The family story was that my grandmother, Catherine BARTLETT (nee De Vere), was so named because she was the daughter of a Captain in the French Cavalry who had been killed at the battle of Sevastopol in the Crimean war. She was said to have a funny accent which was assumed to be French but which was probably Irish! According to her baptism certificate her mother was Mary MAHONEY, lawfully married to John DEVERE.

Obviously there is only one minor difference between the name De Vere and Devers and in that "e/s" is a world of fancy. The family story of the Captain of French Cavalry is much more romantic than the runaway musician deserter from the US Cavalry story but it cannot be substantiated by the records. There are several possible candidates for Catherine Devers and her mother but none for Catherine De Vere. She seems to have avoided National Registration when she was born and the 1871, 1881 and 1891 census' but officially appeared one week after the 1891 when she married my grandfather.

I have exhausted all the leads (BMDs, census' etc) that I can find and my most promising link is Catherine (not Mary) MAHONEY who gave birth to a bastard daughter Catherine in Rotherhithe Workhouse, London, in September 1870. No father's name was recorded. However, I have a copy of the baptism certificate of my grandmother Catherine Devere which claims that her father John Devere was lawfully married to Mary Mahoney. I also have the transcript of his [John H DEVERS] court martial including a letter given in evidence from his father Edward in Benton Harbor, Michigan dated 1871.

My web site:
http://members.shaw.ca/bart34/genealogy.html
offers more detail and I have exhaustive records of my research.

I would really appreciate some expert help as I seem to have reached a brick wall.

John Bartlett BC Canada

Report as inappropriate

Family Notices - John H DEVERS Log-in or register for free to tell a friend or to contact the person who placed this notice


To post a message or to make contact you will need to either register for free or login

Family Notices - John H DEVERS Be the first to post a message here...


Bookmark and Share

Please add this site to Your Favourites - for future reference & quick access

Privacy | Terms | About | Contact us

All Rights Reserved by FamilyNotices.org 2003-
Warning: strftime() [function.strftime]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/famnot/public_html/common.php on line 349
2019